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Toyota Yaris in Perth and Dundee
The Toyota Yaris represents a massive step forward for this urban favourite. Now powered by a 1.5L hybrid-petrol engine that returns up to 68.8mpg combined, it’s great to drive and cheap to run. It starts in EV mode silently and can be driven on electric power alone for around 1 mile at speeds up to 70 mph. This means you won’t burn any petrol in stop & start traffic, slashing your carbon footprint.
But the Yaris isn’t all about efficiency. The 1.5L Hybrid engine is great to push on with, with 116bhp and a slick automatic transmission. There are 3 drive modes (EV, Power and Eco) to tune the drive and a top specification comes as standard across Icon Design, Dynamic, Excel and Launch Edition trim levels. Small cars don’t come better than this.
Sleek styling and a sporty body make the Yaris a crowd favourite. It sits on 16” or 17” alloy wheels with Excel models boasting beautiful, machined alloy wheels and power-folding door mirrors. Design models onwards have LED headlights.
The 1.5L Hybrid engine is mated to a slick auto transmission. EV mode runs the Yaris on electric power and switches to Eco mode when it needs a boost. All models have a reversing camera, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Trace Assist.
The five-door design makes loading a child seat easy and there are ISOFIX points on both rear outermost seats. The boot capacity is 286-litres, which is enough for shopping trips, and the rear seats split-fold 60-40 for larger loads.
Living with it
All models have a 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, a reversing camera, voice recognition and Adaptive Cruise Control. Dynamic models add Smart Entry and Push-button start and a JBL Sound System with 8 Speakers.